Infectious Diseases Research
The Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research is sponsored by Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre.
The Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre at the University of Queensland Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research is awarded to an individual, group or team for an outstanding recent contribution to infectious diseases research.
The threat of infectious diseases is the most important global issue confronting human health.
The last 50 years have witnessed the emergence of new microbial pathogens, which have globally impacted on human health and well-being. Such pathogens include HIV, SARS Coronavirus, H5N1 (bird flu), H1N1 (swine flu), Legionnella spp., vancomycin-resistant enterococci, enterohaemorragic E. coli, extended spectrum beta-lactamase resistant E. coli ST131 clone, MRSA, multiple drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Clostridium difficile, and the hyperinvasive group A streptococcus M1T1 clone.
Factors such as population increase, increased human mobility and climate change will result in the emergence of even more infectious disease challenges in the next 50 years.
Only the improved understanding of the mechanisms by which microorganisms cause disease will result in the development of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative strategies to combat this threat to human health.
1) Significance of the infectious diseases problem with respect to human health
2) Originality of research
3) Impact of the research
4) Contribution to the research
Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others.
Research entered for this prize must have been undertaken as a single body of focussed infectious diseases research.
The prize is open to individuals, groups or teams. Research entered for this prize must have been undertaken in Australia, no more than seven (7) years prior to the closing date for entries.
For a team entry, the team leader must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time the research entered was undertaken. Members of the team do not have to be Australian residents or citizens, however, they must have resided predominantly in Australia at the time the research/activity entered was undertaken.
For an entry that is not a team, all entrants must be an Australian citizen or resident at the time the research/activity entered was undertaken.
Research entered for this prize must have been published in one or more internationally respected, externally-refereed scientific journal(s).
You must submit an online entry form including all supporting documentation by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012 to be eligible for this prize.
Entries with insufficient sets of supporting documentation will not be considered. Submitted material will not be returned.
Any entries received after midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012 will not be considered.
Hard-copy applications will not be considered.
The research entered/nominated for this prize may not be entered/nominated for another Australian Museum Eureka Prize.
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Each entry must contain at least one assessor report. Entries without an assessor report will not be eligible for this prize.
STEP 1. You must prepare one document that contains the following information:
a) Research Summary: a brief description of the research entered, including objectives and results to date (two page maximum)
b) Judging Criteria: a brief description of how the research entered addresses each of the judging criteria (two page maximum)
c) CV: curriculum vitae of entrant(s) (maximum 2 pages per CV)
d) Assessor Reports: a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of four (4) written reports addressing each of the judging criteria from assessors who are familiar with the entered research (two page maximum per report). NOTE: Judges rely on assessor's reports to provide additional perspective and informed opinion on entries. Therefore, assessors should not be personally or directly involved in the activity entered in this prize.
e) Publication: copies of up to three publications of the research in internationally respected, externally-refereed scientific journal(s).
This document can be uploaded in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
STEP 2. Submit an online entry form by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012.
Complete the online entry form which must include your supporting document and submit by midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012.
If you require further information or help, please call the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Unit on +61 2 9320 6483 or email email@example.com.